About the Braggs


William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg

The Bragg Institute is named as a tribute to the father-and-son-team of William (1862-1942) and Lawrence (1890-1971) Bragg, who were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 for their work in founding a new branch of science of great significance and importance the analysis of crystal structure.

Neutrons and X-rays are complementary tools, both at the forefront of understanding structure, and ANSTO staff frequently use both to solve complex problems. 
Read the following tribute to W.L Bragg by his daughter Patience Thomson. 


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Patience Thomson with her father Sir William Lawrence Bragg in 1943


William Henry Bragg

William Lawrence Bragg